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leapdaymom
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Talking with him is key!! Have you looked into Genesight testing? My son actually responds best with a non-stimulant. He either metabolized one type of ADHD medicine too quickly(like methylphenidates) or the another type of meds were way too much for him to metabolize. He stiil takes a small dose of Metadate for morning at school, but that’s it. He’s been on Vayarin(high doses of lipids) for 2 months now. He also started L-Theanine (Read up on that). My son really likes how he feels on that! Helps him relax and focus (he’s a competitive swimmer). Said he doesn’t feel tired like he does on his ADHD medicines..
BTW, my son is 14 & started ADHD meds at 6 unfortunately.